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Bottas move to Mercedes is close, says Williams

LONDON Williams are close to agreeing a deal that would see their Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas replace retired Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg at Mercedes, deputy principal Claire Williams said on Sunday.


Federer relishing 'family' reunion at Melbourne Park 14 Jan 2017

MELBOURNE The 'extended family' of tennis, the thrust of competition and that winning feeling. Roger Federer missed them all during his six months away from the circuit and is relishing the prospect of rediscovering them again at the Australian Open.


F1 circuits upgraded to cope with faster cars 13 Jan 2017

BIRMINGHAM, England Formula One's governing body is writing to every circuit on the calendar to advise them of specific measures that need to be carried out for safety's sake due to faster cars and higher cornering speeds.

Manor F1 staff to be paid to the end of January 13 Jan 2017

BIRMINGHAM, England Administrators of the Manor Formula One team are still talking to interested parties and have agreed to pay all staff salaries to the end of January, a spokesman said on Friday.


Pirelli expect fewer pitstops in new-look F1 12 Jan 2017

BIRMINGHAM, England Formula One fans can expect to see fewer pitstops this year and faster, more aggressive-looking cars, according to tyre supplier Pirelli's motorsport head Paul Hembery.


Renault F1 see no need to replace departed boss 12 Jan 2017

BIRMINGHAM, England Renault were not shocked by Frederic Vasseur's sudden departure as Formula One team principal and have no immediate plans to replace him, F1 managing director Cyril Abiteboul said on Thursday.


Palmer adds Donington Park to his circuit empire 12 Jan 2017

BIRMINGHAM, England Jonathan Palmer, father of Renault Formula One racer Jolyon, has acquired the Donington Park circuit, his Motor Sport Vision (MSV) company said on Thursday.

Renault part with F1 team principal Vasseur 11 Jan 2017

LONDON The Renault Formula One team were left without a principal on Wednesday after Frederic Vasseur quit in the latest sudden departure to shake the sport ahead of a season of new regulations and change.